Time-zone

When someone asked me when I was a kid, what time zone are you in? I have said it’s based on GMT. But when the same question is posted to me now I’m sure that, that won’t be my answer. Yes! In the course of maturity I realized everyone has our own time zone.  Say geographically,  California is behind the time compared to the New York. But it doesn’t stop California to flourish in its economy. To bring the concept with an example, lets say our heroes are A and B.  A completes his civil engineering in 4years and B does his Architecture for 1year more. Just because A is graduated earlier than B it doesn’t mean he will settle in life soon. Though B takes his own time, the way he is settled in 2years maybe equal to the 5years work of A. Every person has a sand-clock in his life, once the sand drips from one end to the other end it will be flipped sides. It can dawn only after the dusk!
So the time zone of each of us is destined and we are travelling perfectly in it. Therefore instead of comparing yours with some others time zone, live your own and make it valuable.

Be Bad, it’s good

No one and nothing is made pure. Sometimes you have to be a good person but with defects. Only then you will be valued. We know ‘too much of anything is good for nothing’ but are we realizing it? No. There are two cases :

1) Expecting people to be too good

2)Being too good to others.

Both the cases leads to pain. No one in this world will be an angel to you, serving you with all the palatable experiences in your plate of life. And being good to others is acceptable, you can escape from the loses. But when you try to reach its extent, even the God can’t save you from the pit you are going to fall. This cunning world will never value the way you made it feel, but only the way you did not make it feel. It’s better to be selfish giving some time for yourself and not acting as per your surrounding’s wish. When you make yourself available too much, you are sure for taken to be granted. Even in a corporate, when you are too good at your work, you may be too loyal to your senior level but when it’s decided by the management to cut down you, none of your positive behaviors will help you. There’s no point in regretting about enjoying the days with your friends after getting fired. Living in this kind of world, we have to reflect how they are. That’s why it is said, when you are in Rome, be a Roman.

Forgotten home

She appreciated his patience till she prepared dinner
But forgot their effort to prepare dinner before she asked

She adored his midnight birthday wishes
But forgot their unasked wishes every morning

She felt secured when he asked why she was late
But forgot their pickup whenever she’s late

She enjoyed going shopping with him
But forgot their sacrifice to get what she wants

She loved his care when he massaged her feet
But forgot their pamper when she fell ill

She felt proud when she rode bike in front of him
But forgot their happiness when she made her first step

She felt satisfied when he treated her as Queen
But forgot she already was a princess to them

Days passed,
And years passed,

She missed – the way she cared,
the way she loved,
the way she secured,
all those moments with her princess,
When she bid farewell to her daughter…

She sat back on the armchair,
Slowly rewinding the days,
She recollected all those forgotten things,
A small drop came out of her beautiful eyes!

She’s not yours

It’s my slip
I was cocksure
Whatever I do
She’s mine
Whenever it is
She’s mine…

Latenight dinner
She waited for me
I ignored her patience
I was overconfident
Whatever and whenever
She’s mine…

Weekend plans
I missed them perfectly
I ignored her acceptence
I was overconfident
Whatever and whenever
She’s mine…

Own new style
She tried with zeal
I ignored her passion
I was overconfident
Whatever and whenever
She’s mine…

Surprises often
She gave me gifts
I ignored her care
I was overconfident
Whatever and whenever
She’s mine…

One day,
I wanted her my side,
I wanted to replace
Everything with love
I was overconfident
Whatever and whenever
She’s mine…

But,
She ignored my love,
She taught me onething
Even if it’s a puppy
Never fool yourself thinking
Whatever and whenever
they’ll be yours…
If you feed a puppy with biscuits for 2 days, it’ll be coming around you for the remaining days. Think about the girl who feels that you are her life, think how you must treat her. Try treasuring her love, she’ll make your life a fantasy!

Life through Elevator

With many random thoughts I stepped into the elevator. I know where I want to go, so I pressed my desired floor number. The elevator stopped at every floor. Though I didn’t have the necessity to stop at each floor, I waited. I had to wait. Many unknown faces got into the elevator and travelled with me till they reach their own stop. Some faces, though I haven’t started a conversation yet, smiled at me. I greeted them back with a little curve in my lips. Patience is a quality we can gain while taking the elevator. Even then I met few people who couldn’t wait for the door to close. They kept pushing this ->|<- button and forced the natural happening. Also, some people drove hard to get into the elevator by swirling their body when the door is about to close.

By the time I reach my desired floor, I realised that life is like the elevator. It is taking us to the floor which is our soul’s dream. On the way, it will test our persistence with hurdles. Few people force things to happen as per their wish, few adjust themselves to fit in the life provided to them to get things done.

At the end of the day, everyone is getting to a place where they are destined to be so. What actually matters is how we are taking things to our heart, how we are facing the hurdles, and finally…how we enjoy the life given to us!

This/That

This silent war inside me shuts me often.
Where should I go?
Behind what my heart desires?
or
Behind what my mind instructs?

I’m entering a wood to collect wood for my family’s bread.
Once I stepped into it,
the moment my feet touches the moist soil,
I start falling for the beauty.

The trees are enclosing the beauty of its mother. I was dragged to explore the artwork of God without any compulsion.
I traced the leaves in the branches,
OMG! I need to get the wood!-but
I paced forward.

Butterflies, which is at the verge of extinction, were there as if that place was their ‘species-gathering’ hall. They were landing from flower to flower like the bungee jumpers do.
OMG! Humans! My family! I need to get wood for them!- but
I stood there mesmerized.

The enchanting colour of Lord Krishna was painted over the sky.Allover the sky. What if that becomes my swimming pool to stretch myself and get out of all the pain in evey stroke I make.
OMG! Pool! My home! I need to get wood for my family!-but
I wide opened my hands to feel the clouds.

The water falling there, at ten feet in front of me is calling. I revered its distinctive feature. Only that could wipe  away the tears and make a person as dainty as a saint. Maybe that’s my assumption. The nature ushered me to the waterfall. The toe, then my palm, and here, my feet is inside the purest creations of God.I felt the fishes taking high jumps with my feet as their hurdles.

OMG! Hurdles! Humans! I need to get wood for my family!-but

Now I have to leave.

Leave this place of serenity, beauty, safety. When I’m here I didn’t feel any of the responsibilities that was burdened on me. I dwelled in a place where I lived my life to the fullest. I heard my inner voice speaking to me.

But now I have to decide which path should I choose.

I know for sure that I can come back here anytime but not now because my family is waiting there for me for wood. But there’s something I don’t know for sure.

Will this place be the same when I come back?

Won’t the butterflies fly away when I come back?

Won’t the leaves get away from the trees when I come back?

I don’t know…

I don’t know which path to choose…

Who ignores who

“If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.” -Anonymous

There maybe some time when people act as if you are nowhere around them. You may feel like you don’t have any value in your surrounding, among your folks. But I’m telling you this the best time when you can find who you really are!

This is moment is like a cat on the wall because there are two ways how a person may react to this situation.
1. Feel low – detach yourself from others – listen to sad songs – make up your mind that you are unlucky to live this world – fix your mind saying “I don’t have any talent compared to others” as mantra – supress yourself

2. Try to find a lonely place – don’t force yourself in others converssation – listen to desi songs – make up your mind that you are ignoring others and not the other way – ask yourself “Who am I in this world?” as mantra – motivate yourself

As per the survey I had from my pals, I found 80% of them respond to this situation by the 1st way. When posed them the question “WHY?”, they say, they prefer the entire situation to be low along with them. They are compromised with that feel.

No one can say that they haven’t faced such moment in their life. But it is in the way how they see it. Each and every second of your life is precious. Turn even the moment you are sad to your benefit. As a friendly advice I would say use it for finding the best out of you!

Be a deaf frog

It’s a well known story.It goes like this : There was a running race among a group of frogs. The finish line was at the hill top. On the day of the announcement of the race some of them were filled up with confidence that they could reach. And there was this other category with the thought that they could give a try. But in the succeeding days it was discussed among the frogs that the destination was too high for a frog to reach. This started creating a fear among the frogs who decided to participate which finally lead to the decrease in count of participants on the D-Day. “On your mark. Get set. Go” the race started with all jubilation. As the frogs go up and up, they heard only the words of discouragement in their head. “If you can’t, just quit” ; “It’s too high for you. You must leave” and so on. When it was half way through the hill, only 1 frog was approaching the zenith. Everyone was amazed on the capacity of that frog. And with all the spirit, it completed the race. During the prize distribution ceremony, that frog was asked how he could manage to reach the top when others quit. It was then came to lime light that the frog was deaf.

This applies to us also. When we are targeting something and started to move in that direction to attain it, we will also face many people on our way. Some may encourage us, some may support us. But there will be many who will demotivate us, who will say “It will be tough for you” ; “Better quit rather than hurting yourself with the pain of losing” and so on.

If we listen to their words and get out of our race, we have to be loser everytime. At the same time, if we tell to ourself “Yes it is tough for me. But it’s not impossible for me” ; “If I fail I won’t be hurted, I will be gaining a lesson from it” then we can surely cross the finish line.

You are the only one who know your capability. Never let anyone else to judge you. When everyone else is awake and you feel you want to sleep, just sleep. Gain your power for the moments you are going to run when the whole world is taking rest. And make sure that you don’t stop running until you cross that red ribbon!

Once

Zindagi,
Life,
Such a brief word
With a long duration
When you see it as tough
Say it’s rough
It becomes complicated.
When you wonder each moment
Say it thrills you every second
It will surprise you!
So is life.

Feel like a feather
Float in the air
May the almighty take you where you belong
Just sway to the rhythm of destiny
No pressure would you see!
Between the blues, the sky and the sea
Give a little push
Embrace the clouds
There’s nothing beyond you!
Release yourself
Touch the water
There’s nothing you can’t do!
Souls around you,
smile at the faces you see,
Wonderful personality you are!
So is life.
Zindagi!

“NO”

When you are sure that you don’t want something, try to say NO. It is a lot better to avoid that at first rather than lamenting about the already said YES. No one wants anyone to hold a mask while talking to them. Even if you feel someone is very confident about getting your help, they will surely have a part of their mind asking this question : “What if he/she say NO  to me”. So don’t think that you are blocking a way to the person seeking help, but be happy that you showed them a result already and asked them to find an alternative solution. And also it’s better to pass a situation instead of entering into a maze which your intuition had said “It’s not your type. Don’t go!”.

 

This happens at work place. I have seen a friend of mine who was always afraid to show her manager when she don’t know something.

Manager : {Talks some technical stuff} So you are going to take this activity. Are you okay with it?

My friend : {thought process going on in her mind that how is she going to learn that} Yes am okay.

Manager : Good. So your deadline is coming Monday. {i.e she have only 7 days to complete it}

 

In this case, she knows that 7 days are not enough even to complete the learning process. She could have atleast said NO when she was asked about her comfort in working in that activity. But she missed that moment. Now she can’t deny it as she got committed to that activity. Finally she couldn’t show progress as she didn’t even know where to start it. And the consequence is her growth in that team is affected.

 

The simple rule is : SAY NO WHEN IT SHOULD BE SAID.

 

‘THE’ Winner

Yes you won! You are the winner. Congratulation! But remember this, the moment your victory bell rang there is someone who woke up and compete you. Anything given is not long-lasting. Obviously this may not be applicable for relationships but for materials and feelings. Take everything as easy as a novel you read. How will you react if your favourite character in the novel you read dies or betrays? Won’t you move on with the rest of the story? Or what will you do when your hero wins the day? You will rejoice it, talk about the esscence the whole day. But what about the next day? you will pick another book and get into that story. That should be your attitude with your success also. You should not stick on to that single victory and forget to watch out your next challenge. Never ever give yourself an excuse if you win in the immediate hurdle of life after success.

This is a simple explanation for : “Don’t take your success to your head”